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College Prep: Where Do I Begin?

College Preparation: Where do you begin your journey as you enter into your final (12th grade) year of high school.



As you embark on your senior year of high school, it's an exciting time filled with possibilities and choices. Among the most significant decisions you'll make is where to continue your education after graduation. College applications can seem overwhelming, but fear not – we've put together a tentative timeline to help you navigate this crucial journey with confidence.


Student's looking for individual assistance in their college application process can signup for a one-on-one session with Ms. Brittany Stone (Brittany.stone@UHhospitals.org)!



Early Fall (September - October)

  1. Finalize Your College List: Review your college options and ensure your list aligns with your academic and personal goals.

  2. Request Letters of Recommendation: Approach teachers, counselors, or mentors for letters of recommendation. Provide them with information about your college choices and deadlines.

Late Fall (November - December)

Winter (January - February)

Early Spring (March - April)

Late Spring (May - June)


Summer (July - August)




Closing: Throughout the Process


Remember, this timeline is a general guideline. Colleges may have different application deadlines, so it's crucial to check the specific requirements for each institution you're interested in. And don't stress too much – the application process is a journey of self-discovery, and it's perfectly okay to seek help and take your time.

  1. Stay Organized: Keep a detailed record of deadlines, application materials, and correspondence with colleges.

  2. Seek Guidance: Don't hesitate to reach out to your school's college counselor or mentors for advice and support.


We wish you the best of luck as you embark on this exciting journey toward higher education. Your future is bright, and we're here to support you every step of the way!

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